The Pentagon said it has so far found no evidence that Russia has offered the Taliban money to kill U.S. and Allied soldiers in Afghanistan, the New York Times revealed, and has denied that Moscow has happened.
Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the department is evaluating intelligence information about the alleged involvement of the Russian Directorate General for Intelligence (GRU) in the conduct of “malicious activity against the United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan.”
“To date, the Department of Defense has no evidence to confirm and confirm the latest allegations,” said Hoffman, who has assured that Washington is always taking care of the security of its armed forces in Afghanistan and around the world. “Very serious and that’s why we are constantly taking steps to prevent damage from potential threats.”
The Pentagon thus agrees with what has been expressed by both the White House and the President himself, Donald Trump. The president said on Sunday that “it is probably another farce that was invented about Russia, perhaps because of the false news from the New York Times trying to make Republicans look bad,” and said that the Intelligence agency did not consider the “credible” information to be “credible”.